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Nadia Dimitry
Baltimore, Maryland
The trip is a life time experience... It's unbelievable to walk where Jesus walked and feel His presence there. It is unbelievable to be in boats on the Sea of Galilee; all 670 people from all over the US and other countries, singing and shouting from the depth of our hearts to the Lord, I am sure He was there. It felt like Heaven. I was BLESSED.
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I am glad I did not cancel my trip to Israel because one of Inspiration's staff encouraged me not to. I wrote several times sounding my fear and wish to cancel, but [they] insisted that it is safe and encouraged me to read the updates on the website. They were extremely helpful. Arriving there, I witnessed the dedication and care that was extended to every one. The efficiency which was demonstrated in organizing every detail, buses, hotels, trips, schedule, travel, etc. is outstanding. Everything went as planned. The trip is a life time experience... It's unbelievable to walk where Jesus walked and feel His presence there. It is unbelievable to be in boats on the Sea of Galilee; all 670 people from all over the US and other countries, singing and shouting from the depth of our hearts to the Lord, I am sure He was there. It felt like Heaven. I was BLESSED.
Barry M.
Helotes, TX
Our tour of Israel was more than we expected
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Our tour of Israel was more than we expected and Inspiration Tours was the reason why. I can't think of anything they could have done to make it better. I look forward to our next tour.
Mark S.
San Diego
...Best trip we've been on.
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Just returned from the Turning Point Holy Land Tour, best trip we've been on. Thank you for your attention to detail, it must be very challenging with a group that size but everything went very smoothly and we were able to focus on learning and absorbing every moment in the land. May God bless your efforts to facilitate life changing events.
Todd & Pam F.
Taylor Ridge, IL
My wife and I were truly impressed from the time we landed in Tel Aviv Israel to the time we left Israel.
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We just got back from touring Israel with the Turning Point ministries tour. My wife and I were truly impressed from the time we landed in Tel Aviv Israel to the time we left Israel. Inspiration Cruises truly knows how to run a vacation for large groups. We were impressed by the wonderful staff of Inspiration Cruises in answering all questions we had, setting up bus service, dinners, tour leaders. We thank you for being meticulous in all areas of the Israel tour. See you again on our next tour and yes we will tell many people about your organization! Sincerely, Todd & Pam
Cassandre M.
It was a wonderful experience from start to finish. It was exciting to be with such a large group during the times when we all met together—to be with people from all over the globe laughing, singing and worshiping together added a whole other layer to the trip.
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I wanted to tell you how much I appreciated the amazing job all of you at Inspiration Cruises did for us on the 2014 Israel Tour with Chuck Swindoll. When I placed my deposit I wondered how 850 people could possibly be transported and housed without apparent problems, but want to tell you that it was a wonderful experience from start to finish. It was exciting to be with such a large group during the times when we all met together—to be with people from all over the globe laughing, singing and worshiping together added a whole other layer to the trip. As I packed my bags, I wondered what it would be like for me as a single participant, not knowing anyone going. But even at the airport, before the flight, I met other people because we were wearing our name tags (Eggplant 13). New friendships were formed and I began to feel at ease. One of the people I met, as I waited to board, had been on a previous Inspiration Tour and assured us that we would be treated like "kings and queens." That turned out to be true! As the trip progressed, I met people who I trust will be lifelong friends. Each day we were transported smoothly to our lovely hotels where we always found everything waiting for us from our luggage to our meals. There was always someone on hand if we had concerns or questions who assisted us pleasantly. The sign in the lobby provided up-to-date information in case we forgot what time our bus was departing. ("Did he say 7:15 or 7:30?) Clearly you have learned a lot from your experience as trip organizers! I can't imagine what the work behind the scenes must have entailed, the set-ups for the concerts, presentations and for Chuck's talks alone. Then all the special little extras - booklets, bookmarks - each detail was carefully thought through and provided for. I want to thank each member of the Inspiration team for making the trip one of the highlights of my life. Thank you all for being so friendly and informative and for planning the trip of a lifetime for all of us who had the privilege of going along. Sincerely, Cassandre M.
Glenn & Wilma W.
Franklin, Pa.
Just got back from the Israel Tour with Turning Point and it was great. Everything was handled well. The places we stayed were great the meals were wonderful and the times together with Dr. Jeremiah, Hoppers, Gordon, Mote and Marshall Hall were so up lifting.
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Just got back from the Israel Tour with Turning Point and it was great. Everything was handled well. The places we stayed were great the meals were wonderful and the times together with Dr. Jeremiah, Hoppers, Gordon, Mote and Marshall Hall were so up lifting. Just want to say thanks to all who planned it and for all the work they do to make the tour so great. I will tell anyone who is planning to go to go through the group. God Bless you and you keep up the great work. Thanks again.
Mary Frazier
Grenada, Mississippi
Can't express enough what an amazing experience this was for me. Attention to detail is an understatement. The scheduling and handing of the places of interest, transport from airports and hotels, dining, educational and interested tour guides - all we're perfectly orchestrated to maximize every moment of this adventure.
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Can't express enough what an amazing experience this was for me. Attention to detail is an understatement. The scheduling and handing of the places of interest, transport from airports and hotels, dining, educational and interested tour guides - all we're perfectly orchestrated to maximize every moment of this adventure. Through this I've not only grown in experience but also in knowledge. I didn't expect to feel more anchored in God's Word but I certainly do. I have been blessed to have this experience of the Holy Land and I thank all involved for making it so wonderful! It's obvious that many hours and many laborers work together to make it all happen. I hope you all feel a sense of pride for doing such a great job that in it's end blesses the lives of so many! This ole gal from Mississippi will never be the same! Shabbat shalom!
Bob B.
Bakersfield, CA
No longer will I read biblical accounts without recalling my own footsteps while visiting the Holy Land...
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Perspective! That’s what changed when my wife and I traveled to Israel. Looking at a map vs. actually visiting biblical sights just won’t compare. Seeing the locations firsthand where the Bible describes the events that have changed recorded history is life changing. No longer will I read biblical accounts without recalling my own footsteps while visiting the Holy Land and knowing the exact terrain and proximity to other landmarks allowing me to better understand the Word of God that much clearer. Perspective…mine has changed.
Andy & Laurie H.
Ranier, MN
It makes the Bible come alive, and it is much easier to picture and understand what the Bible is saying.
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Going on the Prayer and Vision Tour of the Holy Land with Joel Rosenberg was our “trip of a lifetime”; we had wanted to go to Israel for years. It makes the Bible come alive, and it is much easier to picture and understand what the Bible is saying. As an example I have included a picture of us on the Mount of Olives in the Garden of Gethsemane with the Eastern Gate of the Temple Mount framed in the background between us. This is one of our favorite pictures. We strongly encourage our friends to consider Inspiration Cruises if they are planning a trip to Israel. The food, transportation, and lodging were great, and we didn't worry about any entrance fees, or tipping; the only thing we worried about was making sure we were on the bus by 7:30 AM, ready to be blessed with another day of touring the land of the Bible.
Joe and Teresa V.
Oliver Springs, TN
There are no words to describe that first glimpse of Jerusalem. I will carry it always with me in my heart.
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We booked this trip expecting it to be wonderful, but it was so much more than that. First of all, every detail was meticulously worked out. The trip was flawless. Our guides were among the best in Israel as were the bus drivers. (And they managed to do all of this while President Trump was in Jerusalem staying only a block or two away from us!) There are no words to describe that first glimpse of Jerusalem. I will carry it always with me in my heart. Kay's and David's teachings were timely, spiritually challenging, and Biblically related to the sites we were visiting. Just when we thought things couldn't possibly get better, the next day would be equally amazing! We have already paid our deposit to return in 2018. Also, I should add that the accommodations at Gai Beach in Tiberias as well as the Inbal in Jerusalem were excellent. The food was excellent. Kay and David have done this so many times that they know what to do, where to go, and what to avoid. Also, a word of praise is due Inspiration Tours for their ability to make everything flow seamlessly and provide an excellent tour to their patrons. Many friends asked if we felt safe while we were in Israel. The answer is that we felt totally safe. God blessed us beyond our wildest imaginations with this tour, so much so that we can hardly wait to do it again! One bit of advice if you plan to go: take good walking shoes and more capris for ladies than shorts. When visiting the holy sites you need capris and shirts with at least short sleeves (or a sweater, shrug, etc., to wear over sleeveless items). It's also nice to have a couple of dresses, skirts, etc., to dress up a little for dinner. Just a helpful packing tip....
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